Has anybody else with type 2 diabetes received the tax credit? If so , how did you do it? Is there a set method of going about it? I certainly don't want anybody to lie or make false staememts but what was your secret?
Thanks. Looking forward for info as I just found out about thr credit..You can reply here in the forum or email me.
Good links and info in those posts, nel. I don't see that applying anytime soon for myself, but Type 2s with the added items on your list definitely look eligible.
The key is the requirement for life-sustaining therapy (insulin, which I haven't had to use yet), and then its a matter of legitimately accounting for the necessary hours in the week to qualify.
I think the only disability that qualifies for a tax credit is if one is blind or legally blind. I know as a Deaf person I certainly don't qualify. Why the discrepancy I don't have the slightest idea but I do know that legally blind people do qualify and I don't know about visually impaired people and if they would qualify.
Of course I am talking about disability tax credit in the USA.
I can't speak for the American rules, but they don't sound much different than Canada. Under the old rules my wife easily qualified for the DTC, but the government must be under pressure from the increasing number of claims being entered. Now the resulting triage of eligibility means that if you can carry on with your life, even it is of a limited or lowered quality, you are out of luck here.
I don't want to tell anybody not to try and apply, though. You just need to make sure that you understand what is in the forms and have good communication with your doctor about what he fills in (pressure, hah! the gov is the one applying pressure).
Finally, get ready for your appeal. Almost nobody gets the DTC on the first application. This is part of the government stalling process. Don't let it get you down, just read the rejection rationally and respond appropriately and you might end up with your DTC eventually.
Well I talked to my "diabetic" specialist Thursday on the phone and basically everything I had written on my justification letter was disallowed by him. He wants only(and I mean only)time spent on actual insulin duties. The fact that metformin(a diabetic med) has a sideffect of causing tiredness means nothing to him. The fact that because of being tired (and indisposed) from the metformin doesn't count towards the time factor,according to him. The fact that a sideeffect of diabetes itself is tiredness means nothing to him.The fact that I have neuropathy in my lower legs and its effects don't count towards the time factor.The fact that my vision blurs later on in the day doesn't count towards the time factor,according to him. I could mention more but my point has been made...In addition he wants a week's activities totalling 14 hours made up,even though I mentioned times on my first list and marked the times in red;plus I said in my first list that the times were for each day. He wants a time sheet with 7 days in a row and times for each day on it. I started to argue some of these points and he said"this is my decision".I called my family doctor but the lucky cuss is on vacation in Jamaca and I can't see him until March 4. It's time to ship this sucker away where he can practice medicine in the jungle....LOL